2009-02-11

some Brian Hayes articles

On Feb 11, 1:52 am, Rainer Joswig wrote:
> Blog post by Brian Hayes:
>
> http://bit-player.org/2009/long-division
>
> "The new program is written in Common Lisp rather than
> Scheme ‹ not for any deep reason, just because that¹s the
> flavor of the week. The new version sifts through the
> 21-megapixel map in a matter of seconds, although
> writing out Postscript images at various stages in
> the process (125 megabytes each) takes somewhat longer."
>
> Brian Hayes is the author of the book 'group theory in the bedroom'.
> http://grouptheoryinthebedroom.com/
>
> Notices of the American Mathematical Society (NAMS) has
> a review of the book here:
> http://www.ams.org/notices/200902/rtx090200237p.pdf
>
> The blog post is about the graphics on the cover
> of NAMS Feb 2009:
> http://www.ams.org/notices/200902/noti-feb09-cov1.pdf
>
> --http://lispm.dyndns.org/

Note that few years ago Brian also published a article titled Semicolon Wars, description the fanaticism of tech geekrs on comp langs.

“Semicolon Wars” by Brian Hayes
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/id.3489,y.0,no.,content.true,page.5,css.print/issue.aspx

this is a mediocre essay. Some programer blogger, have written better essays on this topic. (candidate include Steve Yegge, Yossi Kreinin, ...)

Brian H, is one of those pop scientist. He has also wrote, for example, a review of Stephen Wolfram book A New Type of Science.

“The World According to Wolfram” by Brian Hayes
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/id.3261,y.0,no.,content.true,page.5,css.print/issue.aspx

See also:

• Notes on A New Kind of Science
http://xahlee.org/cmaci/ca/ca.html

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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